16 Arts and Music Festivals to Attend This Summer in PA

9. Art in the Orchard

For three days in July, venture to Way Fruit Farm and witness their second Art in the orchard. Filled with endless activities, this event includes unique products produced by local artisans, various food vendors, a rabbit barn, a bouncy house and live music.

When: July 14-16

Where: Port Mathilde

Cost: Free

10. Central Pennsylvania Arts Festival

Central Pennsylvania Arts Festival

Calling all independent artist-entrepreneurs! Come share your talent, artwork and creativity with Center County members at Central Pennsylvania Arts Festival. Take a stroll through the sidewalk sale, participate in the banner contest or visit the festival shop for a souvenir of the multimedia work decorating the festival.

When: July 14-16; July 13 Children and Youth Day

Where: State University

Cost: Free

11. Tie-Dye Music Festival

Make this summer colorful with the Tie Dye Music Festival! Bring a lawn chair, blankets and your creativity to the community arts center while you dye t-shirts, listen to live music and enjoy refreshments. Buy a dyeable shirt or bring one of your favorites from home to give it some sparkle.

When: July 16

Where: Wallingford

Cost: Free

12. Clarion Summer Fest Arts and Music Festival

Head to downtown Clarion for outdoor adventures, shopping, concerts and brewery crawls the first weekend of the last summer month at Clarion Summer Festival. Enjoy the finer things in life – music, art, food and craft beer – with the Art & Music Festival community. Supporting local businesses has never been so fun!

When: August 5-7

Where: Bugle

Cost: Free

13. The 60th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival

A large crowd of people watching a band on stage
The 60th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival

Believe it or not, Pennsylvania is home to the oldest outdoor music festival in North America. The 60th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival features a lineup of over 40 musical guests for live music on its famous Old Pool Farm stages. Additionally, the festival offers folk lovers family camping and community performers and vendors.

When: August 18-22

Where: Township of Upper Salford

Cost: The cost varies

14. Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival

people sitting in chairs on a fairground with tents on one side
Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival

Dance to the rhythm of summer at Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival. This annual festival celebrates musicality, craftsmanship, stewardship and friendship. Nestled in Laurel Hill State Park in beautiful Somerset County, hear the music of seven bands, local artisans, food vendors, vintage re-enactors, children’s activities and wagon rides. You won’t leave this event feeling blue.

When: August 20-21

Where: Somerset

Cost: Free

15. Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Exhibition

Ranked nationally in Sunshine magazine’s “200 Best”, the historic Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Exhibition is held in summer “Under the trees of old Chautauqua”. This year’s show will feature 160 exhibitors as well as “emerging artists”. Admire artwork and handcrafted objects from artisans across the country, and take in the beautiful forested splendor of Mount Gretna.

When: August 20-21

Where: Mount Gretna

Cost: $12

16. Made in America

crowd gathered at the Made in America Music Festival
Made in America | Credit: Harrison Brink

Jay Z’s Made in America music festival returns to Benjamin Franklin Parkway for you to end the summer in style. This annual two-day music festival features multiple stages hosting a variety of musical acts of all genres. Get your early bird tickets today!

When: September 3-4

Where: philadelphia cream

Cost: The cost varies

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